zacharielaughingalonewithsalad I am going to have to bow gracefully out of Chicago AU in favor of sitting in the corner, casting Guys and Dolls. Pauling!Sara? Scout!Sky? Zhana/Soldier as Adelaide/Nathan? I just get all squishy inside at the thought of Soldier insisting that they’ll get married when he’s put enough ears on that necklace. It’s been 14 years. Heavy as Harry the Horse. Medic for Big Jule. Engie and Demo as Benny Southstreet and Nicely Nicely Johnson. Pyro as Laverne. Eeeeeeee.

The unlucky are nothing more than a frame of reference for the lucky. You are unlucky, so I may know that I am not. Unfortunately the lucky never realize they are lucky until it’s too late. Take yourself for instance; yesterday you were better off than you are today but it took today for you to realize it. But today has arrived and it’s too late. You see? People are never happy with what they have. They want what they had, or what someone else has.
—  The Rabbi, Lucky Number Slevin

So, because Twitter’s 140 characters aren’t enough, here’s a lengthier post on my thoughts on Heathers The Musical.

1. thatsthat24 was AMAZING as JD. I did not think anyone could come close to Christian Slater’s excellent portrayal, but Thomas did it. He brought all the charm and danger of JD to life.

2. I didn’t catch who Veronica’s actress was (they announced a few cast changes before curtains, so I believe it was the understudy, Caroline Drage?) She was absolutely adorable! I loved her delivery of my favorite line in the movie (”Lick it up, baby. Lick. It. Up.”)

3. Okay, so, the entire cast was great.

4. I also really liked the use of lighting in the set (like when it was used to create the windows for the church in the funeral scene, and the goal post for the football field.)

5. Major, major props to Ally Gursky.

Amazing show, amazing performances… it was great. I really hope to see a lot more of these people in Orlando productions.  :)

(PS: the ushers lied! They said no one would come out for meet-and-greets afterwards, so I left and missed my chance to talk to Thomas. A little bummed about that, but it’s okay. Maybe one day I’ll have the honor of hearing “Story time” when I’m out somewhere!)


And Snape– I really think I’ve over him. He’s really horrible– it’s only taken about 10 years and 7 or read throughs, but his love for Lily is not an excuse. I’ll probably still sob when Harry sees his memories, though. I can’t help being sad at his past– though his present I can’t stand.

Ginny, oh how I love Ginny, is growing up. She is my absolute favorite. The movies, though… I also appreciate Neville a lot more in this go round– does his magic really improve because he no longer uses his dad’s wand?

Fawkes has really grown on me this go round as well– he’s definitely my favorite magical creature. I’d like to have a phoenix.

I got up (relatively) early, painted some, did some yard tasks, and had an important discussion with a good friend! Now I am relaxing with my favorite absolute piece of crap sci-fi movie on Netflix, The Core, in which a team of intrepid boring people journey through magma in a high-tech tampon. Or at least that’s what it looks like. 

Okay so during the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows press conference (I think that’s what it was) there was a part where they were all asked what they’re favorite line from the movies was. My absolute favorite part is when Nat Tena (Tonks) says she doesn’t have many lines and then when they get to Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) he goes “Nat says she has no lines and I’ve got fewer lines than Nat, so I don’t know where that leaves me.”